COMMERCIAL SPEECH

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Definition

Speech which promotes at least some type of commerce.

Overview

Under Central Hudson Gas & Electric v. Public Service Commission, 447 U.S. 557 (1980), commercial speech is less protected under the First Amendment than other...

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On November 14, 2011, Simon Tam filed an application to register the name of an Asian-American dance-rock band, THE SLANTS, with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). In Re Simon Shiao Tam, 808 F.3d 1321, at 10–11 (2015). Tam and his...

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In 2015, the California Legislature passed the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act (“the Act”) into law, declaring in the bill’s text that “all California women, regardless of income, should have access to...

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When filling prescriptions, Vermont pharmacies collect personal data about the patients and sell the data to data miningcompanies. See IMS Health, Inc. v. Sorrell, 630 F.3d 263, 267 (2d Cir. 2010). Once the data is compiled, data mining companies sell...